with the world adopting new technologies and discovering new ideas, virtual events have become a new reality. people have started realizing the benefits of a virtual event over a physical one.
many businesses have started organizing virtual events by using strategies to ensure their success.
one such strategy is to incorporate a social media wall in virtual events to keep the audience engaged.
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To say that the last few months have been a whirlwind would be an understatement. In a matter of days, live events and conferences that had been planned months in advance were suddenly postponed or cancelled. Virtual events became the new normal, and we had to learn how to create effective programs. We navigated through the storm and learned a lot of lessons along the way. One of the most important lessons the event industry learned was that while virtual events certainly have their benefits, live events will always be an important part of any robust event program.
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A business event revolves around its speakers — and speakers thrive when there’s event audience engagement. Audience participation in presentations might seem like something that happens in the moment, but there are techniques and technologies you can employ ahead of time to encourage it. To ensure your speakers aren’t faced with a sea of blank stares and the sound of crickets, create a strategy to maximize audience engagement.
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Virtual event tech has introduced a number of new vehicles for events and content, from public video broadcasts to private product demos to be consumed from the comfort of your couch.
While some of these developments have left many event planners nonplussed, tech providers across the board (predictably) report encouraging engagement metrics that are likely to win the favor of event and marketing stakeholders. And the pressure to explore these formats will only increase as the tech gets better.
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When live events were put on hold due to the pandemic last year, event planners were forced to innovate virtually so people could still gather—just from a distance. Cue the rise of virtual and hybrid events and, along with it, a laser focus on how to host a virtual event that could successfully engage attendees at home, so they felt as connected as they did attending events in person.
Today, however, there’s more competition than ever for people’s virtual attention. As people begin traveling and interacting more in person, virtual will compete with live events (and shopping and coffee shops!) as well.
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So, you can’t find the right platform for the virtual event of your dreams. Why not build your own?
That’s the approach Brad Nierenberg took for the 16th annual Chance for Life benefit, which took place Feb. 27. When it became clear that his annual 2,000-person poker tournament fundraiser couldn’t take place in person due to COVID-19, the Alexandria, Va.-based entrepreneur—who is the president and CEO of experiential marketing agency RedPeg as well as the founder of the Chance for Life charity—decided to launch Poker 501, a new non-gambling poker platform geared toward charitable events.
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More than ever, event organizers, brands, and everyone in between are relying on virtual experiences to engage with their audience—whether planning a conference, team-building activity, or a VIP event. And while the industry has taken great strides, there’s still a struggle to break through all the digital noise.
Creating the same level of organic interaction as an in-person event isn’t easy. However, with a well-thought-out strategy, you will keep your virtual attendees engaged and focused (and away from Slack!).
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Whether caused by taking part in a series of daylong video conference calls, catching up with loved ones from afar, or attending an event or meeting via an online platform (or a combination of all of these), virtual fatigue is a very real thing.
Now a year since the pandemic began, it’s clear that certain brands and organizations are coming out on top — those paying attention and addressing virtual fatigue by placing both their audiences and storytelling at the heart, thinking creatively and embracing new yet equally relevant technologies to enhance the virtual attendee experience.
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